Percentage of new COVID-19 cases steady in VA; Bath County sees 1st case

943 new cases reported day-to-day
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 9:08 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 68,931 cases of coronavirus in the commonwealth as of Friday morning. That’s up from 67,988 reported Thursday, a 943-case increase.

That’s a significant jump from new-case numbers earlier in the week; those numbers ranged from 354 Monday to the 600s the rest of the week.

2,836 of the overall cases are considered “probable.”

There are 1,958 recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, up from 1,937 reported Thursday, and there have been 6,675 hospitalizations. 765,889 PCR tests have been conducted, with a 6.3% percent positive rate over the last week, the same as the percentage reported Thursday.

A resident of Bath County has been confirmed to have COVID-19. This is the county’s first case, and with this confirmation, COVID-19 has now been reported in every Virginia county and city.

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Any new confirmed cases from health departments throughout the state the rest of the day won’t show up until at least the following day on the state list, as the official numbers are only updated once a day, with a 5 p.m. cutoff each day for new cases to be reflected on the next day’s list.

Governor Northam plans a news conference with an update about COVID-19 in the commonwealth Tuesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. You can watch it live on and WDBJ7′s Facebook page.

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